Lufthansa’s Huge Munich Expansion: New Flights To Seattle, Detroit And Bangalore

Lufthansa has greatly expanded the international destinations on offer from its Frankfurt and Munich hubs, including a number of North American cities and destinations in Asia.

Lufthansa has added many more routes. Source: Lufthansa

What are the details?

Lufthansa announced today that they will be opening up several new routes from their European hubs Frankfurt and Munich in time for the 2020 summer season. These new routes will be served with the airline’s new A350-900 aircraft and utilizing code-share flights with the Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings, who operates a fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft.

“With the new 2020 summer destinations from Munich and Frankfurt, we are demonstrating once more how we combine the strengths of the two airlines to the benefit of our customers: with a product range tailored to holidaymakers and families and with a fresh, modern, innovative onboard product from Eurowings – supported by Lufthansa’s marketing and sales power. This superb line-up allows us to position Lufthansa Group in the growing long-haul tourist market,” says Thorsten Dirks, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and CEO of Eurowings.

What are the new routes from Munich?

Passengers can enjoy the following new routes from Munich:

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  • Munich to Seattle daily except Thursdays. This service will be flown on an A350-900. This will start on 1 June 2020.
  • Munich to Detroit five times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. This service will be flown on an A350-900. This will start on 4 May 2020.
  • Munich to Las Vegas twice a week on Monday’s and Fridays. This will start on 6 April 2020 and will be operated by Eurowings on their A330.
  • Munich to Orlando three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. This service is operated by Eurowings on their A330. This will begin on 7 April 2020.
  • Munich to Bangalore five times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. This will be operated by a new A350-900 and will begin 31 March 2020.
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The new routes from Munich. Photo: GC Mapper

What are the new routes from Frankfurt?

Not to be outdone by their southern hub rival, the Lufthansa Frankfurt hub will also operate new routes in 2020.

  • Frankfurt to Phoenix five times a week – on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. This will be operated by a Eurowings A330 and will start 29 April 2020
  • Frankfurt to Anchorage three times a week beginning on 1 June 2020 – on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. This service will also be flown by Eurowings on their A330.
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The new routes from Frankfurt. Photo: GC Maps

“Lufthansa Group is significantly increasing its commitment at the Munich hub and continuing its expansion to a hub for Asia with the addition of Bangalore. At the same time, Lufthansa Group is one of Europe’s largest providers of holiday travel. Demand in this area, in particular, is rising sharply.

“We will, therefore, be expanding our long-haul program from Munich and Frankfurt in cooperation with Eurowings in addition to the offers that have already been planned for Fall 2019. Lufthansa’s feeder flights and the Frankfurt and Munich hubs will make it even easier for our passengers to reach the most beautiful places in the world in future,” says Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chief Commercial Officer Network Airlines.

What do you think of these new routes? Will you be flying on Lufthansa?

5 comments
  1. I flew MIA – MUC on LH A380 in Premium Economy. Good value for the money. However, the return was on Eurowings, also in their Premium Economy class. NOT such a good experience, with tasteless food served in cardboard boxes. Mediocre, unsmiling service. Never again! Ptefer Economy on LH!!!

  2. Wasn’t there a report on SimpleFlying.com that Lufthansa is scrapping long haul operations in favour of short-haul European flights recently ( see https://simpleflying.com/eurowings-long-haul-scrapped/ ). That article even mentioned it would plan to fly on A320 family of aircraft (which in my view, indicates , no more services flying with A330 aircraft).

    If so, why is the report above saying Eurowings will be starting new long-haul routes with A330s , albeit flying on behalf of Lufthansa?

    Does it mean Lufthansa is not “serious” about Eurowings scrapping its A330 aircraft from its fleet?

    I am a bit confused. Which report is correct, the one on June 24, 2019, or the one above on Aug 7, 2019? Can someone clarify for me please?

    1. I can’t speak for the previous article regarding them scaling down long-haul operations but just today Lufthansa has revealed these new 7 routes (some with A350s and some with A330s) to long haul destinations.

      I think we need to have a word with Lufthansa and see what is really going on. Stay tuned and good catch.

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